New Sewerby Hall project volunteers call

Sewerby Hall staff in costume during one of the venue's popular events.
Sewerby Hall staff in costume during one of the venue's popular events.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is looking for volunteers to help with the forthcoming visitor programme.

Costume project volunteers are needed to help to run sewing and costume-making sessions in the Orangery every Monday during the season between Easter and the end of October when the house is open to the public.

Members of the public will be able to talk with the volunteers to find out more about the costumes and fashions at Sewerby Hall over the years.

The crafty volunteers will care for and maintain the costumes worn by the hall’s interpreters.

People are also wanted to take part in regular costumed interpretation days at the hall, and are particularly needed on Fridays during the opening season.

The volunteers also run family activities across the year and help groups and schools when they visit.

Engagement volunteers are needed for a new activity for 2017 called ‘The Sewerby Social’.

This will be a new games afternoon every Monday, when visitors will be invited to join in a relaxing afternoon of board games, music and chat in the Orangery, over tea, coffee and cakes.

Education officer Robert Chester said: “We are looking for volunteers to help to increase visitor enjoyment and appreciation of this hugely popular Grade One listed country house.

“We do not expect people necessarily to be able to give up their time every single week, but we are looking for a good level of commitment for all these roles.”